STEM and Educational Outreach Program at ECBC

ECBC’s STEM and Educational Outreach Program offers a wide array of immersive educational activities in an effort to inspire students to pursue STEM career pathways. Utilizing evidence-based teaching strategies, ECBC’s STEM programs actively engage students to enhance learning for all demographics. As advisors, guest-speakers, mentors, project judges and scientists in the classroom, our talented workforce invigorates STEM education in their local communities and beyond.

Did You Know?

It is projected that an additional 1 million STEM graduates will be needed by 2022 in order to address shortfalls in our Nation’s STEM workforce.
(White House “STEM for All” Initiative)

ECBC possesses an unrivaled chemical biological research and development infrastructure with scientists, engineers, technicians and specialists located at four different sites in the United States: Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Pine Bluff, Ark., Rock Island, Ill., and Dugway Proving Ground, Utah.

ECBC has a unique role in technology development that cannot be duplicated by private industry or research universities. It fosters research, development, testing, and application of technologies for protecting warfighters, first responders and the nation from chemical and biological warfare agents. ECBC is currently developing better ways to remotely detect these chemical and biological materials – before the warfighter or first responder ever enters the threat zone. ECBC is also developing a new generation of technologies to counter everything from homemade explosives to biological aerosols to traditional and non-traditional chemical hazards.

Scientist-in-the-Classroom Activities

Pre-K through 5th grade

Activities can be facilitated by one of our scientists or engineers right in your classroom. ECBC provides all necessary supplies and tailors instructional materials to highlight Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards

Engineering is Elementary (EiE)

ECBC has also implemented the Engineering is Elementary (EiE) curriculum across Harford and Cecil Counties. Many of our existing activities can be tied to EiE storybooks, if requested.

Middle and High School

Beyond providing scientists and engineers as mentors for area Capstone, STEM Academy, and Project Lead the Way students, ECBC can also provide hands-on workshops to enhance the science curricula for grades 6-12. We are happy to support local “STEM Night” events, Summer Camps, Career Fairs, as well as in-class STEM experiences.

U.S. Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP)

U.S. Army AEOP Website

The Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP) provides a portfolio of Army educational opportunities in STEM for the future generations of America's workforce and teachers. The AEOP is composed of;

  • Competitions (Junior Solar Sprint, eCybermission, Junior Science and Humanities Symposium)
  • Internships
  • Apprenticeships (SEAP, CQL)
  • STEM Enrichment activities for students and educators
  • DoD Scholarships & Awards (SMART)

From elementary school through graduate school, students of all proficiency levels, interests, social and economic backgrounds are encouraged to participate in real-world STEM experiences involving these important disciplines while also engaging with Army-sponsored mentors.

Contact the ECBC STEM Office today!

For more information about STEM activities, workshops, internships, or to schedule an activity, please contact:

Casey Weininger

Physical Scientist and STEM Outreach Coordinator